Texas Driver License and ID Cards Online Services Eligibility

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers online services to renew, replace, or change the address on your driver license (DL) or ID card. Make your driver license and ID card services easy by completing them online today.

Renewal requirements for IDs and driver licenses

You are eligible to renew your driver license or ID card online if:

  • You completed your last renewal in person at a driver license office.
  • Your driver license or ID card either expires in less than two years or is less than two years past the expiration date.
  • You are at least 30 days from turning 18 years of age and your driver license is a provisional license.
  • Your browser supports 128-bit encryption.
  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • Your Social Security Number is on file with DPS.

 

If you have a driver license and ID card, you must visit a Driver License Office to surrender one of the cards before you are eligible for online transactions. Learner license are not eligible to renew online.

Additional renewal requirements for driver licenses only

You are eligible to renew your driver license online if:

  • You are 78 or younger (people 79 or older must renew driver licenses in person).
  • You are renewing a Class C, M, or CM license (class A and B licenses and commercial driver licenses cannot be renewed online).
  • There is no change in your vision or physical or mental condition since your last renewal that would affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • You have no outstanding traffic tickets or warrants, and your license is not suspended or revoked.

Replacement or change of address requirements for IDs and driver licenses

You are eligible to replace or change the address for your driver license or ID card online if:

  • Your driver license, commercial license, or ID card is not expired. If your card is expired, you can only change your address if you also renew at the same time. You cannot replace an expired card.
  • You are at least 18 years of age, and your driver license is not a provisional or learner license.
  • Your browser supports 128-bit encryption.
  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • Your Social Security Number is on file with DPS.

Replacement or change of address requirements for driver licenses only

  • You can replace or change an address for a driver license or commercial license online if your license is not suspended or revoked.

REAL ID requirements for driver licenses and IDs

Starting May 3, 2023, you’ll need a REAL ID-compliant driver license with a gold star, a valid passport, or U.S. military ID to travel by air in the U.S.

You may be eligible to renew or request a replacement REAL ID online:

  • If your card expires before May 3, 2023, don't worry. You'll get a REAL ID the next time you renew.
  • If your card expires after May 3, 2023, you have multiple options:
    • Do you have a passport? If so, you may choose to use that as your REAL ID credential.
    • Does your card expire between May 3, 2023, and May 2024? You can renew up to two years ahead of your expiration date.
    • If your card expires between May 3, 2023, and May 2024, you can request a duplicate. You'll be provided a REAL ID compliant duplicate, which will remain valid until it's time for you to renew.
  • If your card expires after May 2024, you have multiple options:
    • Do you have a passport? If so, you may choose to use that as your REAL ID credential.
    • You can mail in a form to request a duplicate card, or request one online.